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Michael Townsend
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1400-1675 Grafton St
Halifax, NS
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Ryan Churchill
21 Mic Mac Blvd
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4T4

Michael Townsend
26 Aberdeen Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 2N1

David Milner
254 Baker Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2W 6L4

Publications

COVID-19 Update
Update on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
July 29, 2020: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government recently expanded and extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to December 2020 and the Canada Revenue Agency recently deferred the payment due date for current year individual, corporate, and trust income tax returns to September 30, 2020. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
COVID-19 Podcast
July 17, 2020: Recently, the Federal government released an economic and fiscal snapshot providing the first estimate of Canada’s finances post the COVID-19 pandemic. During this podcast, Lesley Marks and Doug Porter will discuss the potential implications of the record deficit for Canadians. We are pleased to share these insights with our valued clients.
Five Best Practices for Business Owners During Uncertain Times
April 30, 2020: The COVID-19 crisis has created an uncertain time for business owners, regardless of the industry in which they operate. Given these challenging times, the BMO Business Advisory and Transition Planning team has outlined five best practices to help business owners focus and manage their business effectively.
Portfolio construction during these challenging times
On April 14, Sylvain Brisebois, Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth, spoke with Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investment Management, BMO Private Wealth to discuss portfolio construction during these challenging times.
In the Eye of the Coronavirus and Oil Storm
March 12, 2020: The BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team prepared a report that provides perspective on the Coronavirus, the oil market-share war, and their impact on the markets. As a reminder, it is always important to maintain a long-term perspective on your investment strategy. Please contact the office if you would like to discuss your investment portfolio.
Unprecedented
March 19, 2020: The BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team prepared a report that provides perspective on the on the unprecedented shock COVID-19 has had on equity and fixed income markets. As a reminder, it is always important to maintain a long-term perspective on your investment strategy. Please contact the office if you would like to discuss your investment portfolio.
Extra-ordinary Measures for Extra-ordinary Times
March 24, 2020: Lesley Marks, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist BMO Private Wealth, reviews the most recent measures taken by policy-makers to prevent a financial crisis from the global pandemic.
Tax Planning Strategies
The CRA’s Foreign Reporting Requirements
Since Canada represents only a small portion of the world’s capitalization, it may make sense to include some foreign investments in your portfolio. However, it is important to understand Canadian and other foreign tax implications of owning investments outside of Canada.
Completing Your 2019 Income Tax Return – Checklist
As the tax filing deadline approaches, here are some reminders to help ensure you’re prepared to file your personal income tax return, and that you maximize your tax savings.
Tax Tips For Investors
Knowing how the tax rules affect your investments is essential. Tax strategies that you should consider such as income splitting, charitable giving and estate planning.
Personal Tax Calendar 2020
Tax planning should be a year round activity, in order to maximize the savings opportunities available to you. The Personal Tax Calendar has been updated for 2020 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax
Although Canadian snowbirds reside in the U.S. for only a part of the year, there is the potential of being considered a U.S. resident and, in turn, having to pay U.S. income tax on the same basis as a permanent U.S. resident. This article outlines how the U.S. government determines whether you are a resident for income tax purposes; namely, it covers the criteria for meeting the Substantial Presence Test, Closer Connection Exception and the Canada U.S. Income Tax Treaty Tie-Breaker Rules.
Tax Proposals Affecting Private Corporations
The federal government released an important tax consultation paper on July 18, 2017. The consultation paper outlined proposed policy responses for certain tax planning strategies involving private corporations that it perceives unfairly reduce personal taxes of high income earners through a variety of tax reduction strategies unavailable to other Canadians.
Tax Planning Involving Family Trusts
Trusts are often used in tax and estate planning because of the flexibility they offer over the control, management and distribution of appreciating assets. In particular, the use of a discretionary family trust to reduce the after-tax cost of children’s educational and other expenses is a common tax strategy and the focus of this publication.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
Preparing Your Last Will and Testament
The attached article – Preparing Your Last Will and Testament – explains various aspects of Will preparation including, the importance of appointing an appropriate executor, life events that warrant a Will review and the use of testamentary trusts.
Estate & Succession Planning
Estate planning for complex family dynamics
Today, the modern family comes in many different shapes and sizes; this diversity is having an impact on family relationships and the way families interact when addressing estate planning.
Research
Rates Scenario
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Equity Research Strengths & Distinctions
Our goal is to be a leader in investment research, providing investors with insight and actionable money-making investment ideas.
Economic and Market Updates
Focus
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
Portfolio Strategy
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Investment Strategy: 2020 Market Outlook
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.
Eligible Dividend Income
This report provides an overview on the taxation of eligible dividends, in light of recent changes.
Education and Knowledge
Contribution Reminder for Your BMO Nesbitt Burns RRSP / TFSA / RESP
These plans represent highly effective ways for you to save for retirement, your children’s (or grandchildren’s) education and other long-term goals, while providing significant tax-saving opportunities. Here are some important details about each.
Investment Advice
This article offers a look at how the BMO Capital Markets team is comprised and the notable credentials they’ve achieved.